|Kindergarten||Sunday October 5th||9:45am – 10:30am|
|Grade 1||Saturday October 4th||9:15am – 10:15am|
|Grade 2||Sunday September 28th||9:45am – 10:45am|
|Grade 3||Saturday October 4th||10:30am – 12:00 noon|
|Grade 4||Saturday October 18th||10:30am - 12:00 noon|
|Grade 5||Monday September 29th||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Grade 6||Monday October 6th||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
|Grade 7||Tuesday September 30th||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
|Grade 8||Tuesday October 7th||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
|Mandatory parent Meetings:|
|Grade 1||Saturday October 4th||9:15am – 10:15am|
|Grade 2||Sunday September 28th||9:45am – 10:45am|
|Grades 3 - 8||Saturday October 4th||10:30am – 12:00 noon|
|OR --->||Monday October 6th||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
|Home School||Tuesday October 14th||6:30pm|
The Faith Formation program is in need of substitute teachers for our program in grades 1-8. We are also looking for an adult office volunteer to help out on Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 10:45am. If you are interested in this wonderful volunteer opportunity please call the Faith Formation office at 508-824-9021.
If you have taught in our Faith Formation program in the past could you please check to see if you have any Catechist guides that you are not using? We routinely collect them in the Spring, have checked our closet and could use a few extra. If in your fall clean up you find any, please drop them off at the Faith Formation office. Thank you very much!
Attention incoming 8th graders through incoming Seniors. Do you like to sing? Do you play an instrument?
If so, we’d love to have you join our Teen Choir. Our Choir is made up of teenagers who enjoy sharing their voices on the Altar at the 5:00pm Mass on Sundays from September to June. Rehearsals are held the hour before Mass.
If you're interested, please join us Sunday, September 14th at 4:00pm (or any Sunday at 4:00pm) in the Church basement to find out what we are all about. What a wonderful way to worship the Lord! If you have any questions, please contact: Sue Catalano at (508) 822-9365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys and girls in grades 3 through grade 7 - Do you like to sing? Would you like to actively participate in the Celebration of Mass each week?
Then please consider joining St. Ann’s Youth Choir. What a wonderful way to Worship the Lord! The Choir sings at the 11:00 Mass on Sundays, September to June. Rehearsals are held the hour before Mass from 10:00am to 11:00am. If you're interested, please join us on Sunday, September 14th at 10:00am in the Church basement (or any Sunday at 10:00am) to find out what we are all about.
If you have any questions, please contact: Sue Catalano at (508) 822-9365 or email@example.com.
The duties of those girls and boys and young women and men who serve at the altar are integral to the celebration of the Mass. They must be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out with appropriate reverence. They must already have received Holy Communion for the first time and they must attend Mass on a regular basis.
If you are interested in becoming an altar server and are, in the fall, beginning third grade or higher, please contact the rectory to indicate your interest (508-823-9833 or 9834). You will then be notified concerning attendance at two training sessions, to be held in the October - December time period.
The purpose of these sessions is to review the duties one performs as an altar server and to provide you with an opportunity to ask questions concerning your responsibilities. A second opportunity to express an interest in becoming an altar server will be offered in a few weeks, when Deacon Joe will visit all third and fourth grade religious education classes.
Do you enjoy singing? Are you one of the voices we hear singing out at Mass on the weekends? Then why not join St. Ann’s Adult Choir?
Rehearsals for the Christmas season will begin on Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00pm. New members are cordially invited to attend. No auditions are necessary. The Adult Choir sings at the 9:30am Mass on Sunday and throughout the year.
If you would like more information, please see Paul Bowen after the 4:00pm Mass on Saturdays, the 9:30am Mass on Sundays, or speak to one of our choir members.
Please take home the insert in this weekend’s bulletin for the annual St. Ann’s Social which will take place on Saturday, October 18th at the Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House. To reserve a seat, please fill out the form and return by mail to Diane Miller. We hope to see you there!
The reservation form may also be downloaded and printed using this link
Each week, our parish necrology – a listing of the anniversaries of those parish members who have gone before us – is published. We ask that you keep these folks in your prayers, particularly on the anniversary of their death.
Please remember in your prayers all who are facing illness at this time:
Jennifer K. Strachan
and those whose names are listed in the book of prayers for the sick.
Praying for the sick is something we are called to do as disciples of Jesus. In an effort to assist us in doing that we are asking if you or a loved one is ill and needs to be prayed for. We will maintain the practice of keeping the prayer book by the tabernacle. But we will also be adding another way of praying for those who are sick. Every other week the names of those for whom we are praying will be listed in the bulletin, with the permission of the person who is sick or their family. Please forward your prayer requests to Roberta Santos (firstname.lastname@example.org). When making the request please leave your name and phone number. Should you wish to keep the name private, that will be honored. Thank you!
Coyle & Cassidy High School and Middle School division is holding an Open House on October 19 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. View the informative flyer by clicking here.
|St. Thomas Aquinas, Bridgewater||St. Jude the Apostle, Taunton|
Monday – Friday 7:00am & 9:00am,
Wednesday, Friday 9:00am
|Holy Cross, South Easton||Holy Family, East Taunton|
|Monday – Friday 9:00am||Monday – Saturday 8:00am|
St. Ann's Parish is on Facebook! Click the "Like" button below. Fr. John will be posting to the group on a regular basis, so come converse with him on Facebook!
Hope Hospice is looking for volunteers who want to make a lasting difference in the lives of patients and families. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available that match your specialized expertise, unique talents and interest in caring for others. Volunteer opportunities include providing emotional support and companionship, respite care to caregivers, pet therapy, Reiki, massage and administrative assistance. All Volunteers participate in a comprehensive training program. To learn more: contact PPadula-OBrien@HopeHealthCo.org, call (508) 957-0270, or visit HopeHealthCo.org. Hope Hospice is part of the HopeHealth family of services.
St. Ann's Respect Life Ministry has a great suggestion for parishioners to take a stand for life. All you need to do is change your license plate! The Massachusetts "Choose Life" license plate is a wonderful way to raise public awareness and much needed funding to support the positive choices of adoption and safe havens. To order "The Choose Life" plate, or for more information, visit www.chooselifemassachusetts.org. Click on the "Purchase a Choose Life Plate" link for the Massachusetts RMV webpage. It's easy and goes to a great cause - and you don't have to wait in line!
In order to serve as a Godparent or sponsor, you must be a confirmed Catholic, at least 16 years old, registered in a parish and practicing your faith by weekly participation at Mass. If you are married your marriage must be recognized as valid by the Church. If you have any questions about this, see either Fr.John or Deacon Joe.
The Cancer Care Community Advisory Board – the CABbies – is an all volunteer group with a commitment to help patients and survivors of the greater Taunton area from their cancer diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We assist with short term financial assistance and a variety of other needs.
Please join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Morton Hospital Cafeteria Annex or call Mary Machado at 508-823-4608 or Ginny Starvish at 508-828-7920 for assistance or more information.
The Office for Child Protection would like to remind those in ministry with our children to maintain appropriate boundaries at all times. Meeting alone in isolated areas, e-mailing or calling too much, being involved in too many of the minor’s activities, showing favoritism or giving special gifts and communicating with our youth over social networking sites such as MySpace and Face Book, violates appropriate boundaries in our relationships with young people.
If you would like more information about what types of interactions are inappropriate, please call Debora Jones at 508-674-4681.
The Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family Channel from 6:30am to 7:00am each Sunday morning.
The Sunday Mass is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers of New York City and is available on DirecTV (channel 311), DishTV (channel 180) and Comcast Cable (channel 26/HD 826). To early for you? Tivo it or watch it online at www.TheSundayMass.org.
Adoption by Choice, a program of Catholic Social Services, provides confidential supportive pregnancy counseling to individuals experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. An unplanned pregnancy can sometimes mean making difficult but very important decisions. Our licensed counselors are available to meet with individuals and their families whenever they might need someone to share concerns about an unplanned pregnancy and the future of the baby.
Please call 508-674-4681 if you or someone you know might want to explore the agency’s services, and ask to speak with a pregnancy counselor. The Catholic Social Service website also provides additional information on our services: www.cssdioc.org.
For nationwide Mass times and locations, you may call 1-410-676-6000 or visit www.Masstimes.org.
Examining the New English Translation of the Mass
Why a new translation? Which prayers are changing? How will it affect our celebration of the Mass?
A video presentation explaining the changes to the Mass, given by Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Avila, director of the Office for Worship of the Fall River Diocese and the Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Mansfield, is available for viewing on Youtube in a five-part series. Links to the video are here:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Some of the weekly images on StAnnsRaynham.org are copyright © 2014 www.THECATHOLICSTEWARD.com
Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John or Deacon Joe so that we can better serve you.
We hope that you will become involved with our parish,
and we look forward to your presence and participation each week.
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We want to keep in touch with our parishioners
It is important to let us know when one becomes homebound or enters a nursing home or long-term care so that we can touch base and see if they would like to receive Holy Communion.
Please help keep us informed of these changes.
|Aug 31||Kathleen A Roza||1964||Sept 10||Joseph P Mulhern||1964||Sept 21||William P. Willette||1984|
|Walter E. Nevitt||1990||James C. Comiskey||1966||Ann C. Januse||1999|
|Eileen Stanton||1991||Herbert A. Lee||1967||Robert M. Marotte||2009|
|Sept 10||Jennie Perry||1991||Thomas Whalen||1978||Michael J. Tierney||2011|
|James Stanton||2005||Margaret F. Bryan||1995||Sept 22||Louis F. Champagne||1994|
|Salvatore A. Tomase||2005||Mary Cravenho||2001||Brenda Campbell||2000|
|Margaret Gamache||2006||Natalie Goslin||2010||Joseph G. Quill, Jr.||2003|
|Eric J. Kivlan||2011||Sept 12||William Silvia||1971||Thomas C. Winters||2003|
|Sept 20||John Silva||1984||Angelo Romani||2011||Mariano Pereira||2007|
|Gladys F. Machado||1985||Frederick Harris||2011||Alexina Ouellette||2009|
|Sept 3||Louise M Bumila||1991||Kathryn Maloof||2011||Louis Ghelfi||2009|
|Frank Ventura||2006||Sept 14||Alice Aguiar||1988||Sept 23||Jeremiah G Callahan||1964|
|Sept 4||Michael C. Lopresti||1976||Patricia F. Cordeiro||1995||Leroy Gregg Jr.||1991|
|Thomas Joseph Bourget||1994||Robert H. Crimmins||1998||Florence P. Viles||1997|
|Alec c. Ormond||1995||Alice Carey||2008||Mary T. Dooley||2003|
|Ernest Palladino||2009||Mary Elizabeth Govain||2011||Lorraine McCormack||2010|
|Richard E. Rodier, Sr.||2009||Sept 16||Jose Teixeira||1980||Sept 24||Eleanor Grosso||2005|
|Sept 5||Francis Yelle||1982||Napoleon H. Miller||1985||William Costa||2005|
|Marion O'Handley||1984||Joseph O. Machado||1987||Sept 25||Joseph E. Keough||1987|
|Natalie Ann Emery||1996||Thomas L. Filosi||1996||Anne Marie Gordon||2003|
|Janice Ferrara||2000||Anne J. Yule||1999||Carmine Carucci||2006|
|Kathleen M. Peterson||2011||Sept 17||John Albert Furtado||1992||George Cleary||2006|
|Martin Newfield||2011||Thomas Brown||2000||Lawrence Rosenquist||2010|
|Sept 6||Leona McCaffrey||1982||Eric Huskins||2006||Sept 26||Judith P. Lafond||1982|
|Sept 7||Gary A. Emery||1984||Sept 18||Manuel DeMello||1984||Marion Phillip||1993|
|Mary T. O'Donoghue||2002||Charles J. Gangi||2003||Frank A. Bedford||1998|
|R. Lucille Bousquet||2005||Sept 20||William J. Kennon||1979||Francis Paul Costa||2002|
|Thomas Zaks||2010||Edgar A. Chamberland||1988||Sept 27||Frank C. Marino, Jr.||2001|
|William Flaherty||2005||Eleanor M. Neas||2003|